Spacecraft Thermal Control Handbook: Fundamental technologies

Author: David G. Gilmore

Publisher: AIAA

ISBN: 9781884989117

Category: Science

Page: 836

View: 3528

Annotation This is a revised and updated of (1994) and has been expanded to discuss interplanetary spacecraft as well as Earth- orbiting satellites. The work is presented as a compendium of corporate knowledge in the field of thermal control of uncrewed spacecraft and was written for thermal engineers of a range of experience levels. After discussing general issues and historical design approaches chapters examine current thermal control hardware, the thermal design and testing process, and emerging thermal technologies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Fundamentals of Contamination Control

Author: Alan C. Tribble

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 9780819438447

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 1051

This Tutorial Text provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject of contamination control, with specific applications to the aerospace industry. The author draws upon his many years as a practicing contamination control engineer, researcher, and teacher. The book examines methods to quantify the cleanliness level required by various contamination-sensitive surfaces and to predict the end-of-life contamination level for those surfaces, and it identifies contamination control techniques required to ensure mission success.
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Space Vehicle Mechanisms

Elements of Successful Design

Author: Peter L. Conley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471121411

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 794

View: 4934

The first comprehensive reference on the design, analysis, and application of space vehicle mechanisms Space Vehicle Mechanisms: Elements of Successful Design brings together accumulated industry experience in the design, analysis, and application of the mechanical systems used during space flight. More than thirty experts from a variety of related specialties and subspecialties share their insights, technical expertise, and in-depth knowledge on an enormous variety of topics, including: * Stainless steel, beryllium, and other widely used materials * Bearings * Lubricants and component lubrication * Release devices * Motors * Optical encoders * Resolvers * Signal and power transfer devices * Deployment devices * Thermal design * Radiation and survivability * Electrical interfaces * Reliability Space Vehicle Mechanisms is an indispensable resource for engineers involved in the design and analysis of mechanical assemblies used in space flight, and a valuable reference for space systems engineers, mission planners, and control systems engineers. It is also an excellent text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level courses in astronautical and mechanical engineering. Space Vehicle Mechanisms: Elements of Successful Design brings together accumulated industry experience in the design, analysis, and application of the mechanical systems used during space flight. More than thirty experts from a variety of related specialties and subspecialties share their insights, technical expertise, and in-depth knowledge on an enormous variety of topics, including:
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Rocket Propulsion Elements

Author: George P. Sutton,Oscar Biblarz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118753917

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 792

View: 2020

THE DEFINITIVE INTRODUCTION TO ROCKET PROPULSION THEORY AND APPLICATIONS The recent upsurge in global government and private spending and in space flight events has resulted in many novel applications of rocket propulsion technology. Rocket Propulsion Elements remains the definitive guide to the field, providing a comprehensive introduction to essential concepts and applications. Led by industry veteran George P. Sutton and by Professor Oscar Biblarz, this book provides interdisciplinary coverage including thermodynamics, aerodynamics, flight performance, propellant chemistry and more. This thoroughly revised ninth edition includes discussion and analysis of recent advances in the field, representing an authoritative reference for students and working engineers alike. In any engineering field, theory is only as useful as it is practical; this book emphasizes relevant real-world applications of fundamental concepts to link "thinking" and "doing". This book will help readers: Understand the physics of flight and the chemistry of propulsion Analyze liquid, solid, gas, and hybrid propellants, and the engines they fuel Consider high-temperature combustion, stability, and the principles of electric and chemical propulsion Dissect the workings of systems in common use around the world today Delve into the latest advances in materials, systems, propellants, and more Broad in scope, rich in detail, and clear in explanation, this seminal work provides an unparalleled foundation in aerospace engineering topics. Learning through the lens of modern applications untangles complex topics and helps students fully grasp the intricacies on a more intuitive level. Rocket Propulsion Elements, Ninth Edition merges information and utility building a solid foundation for innovation.
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Handbook of Space Technology

Author: Wilfried Ley,Klaus Wittmann,Willi Hallmann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470742410

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 908

View: 5136

Twenty years since the first edition was published in the German language, and just over fifty years since the launch of the Earth’s first ever artificial satellite Sputnik 1, this third edition of the Handbook of Space Technology presents in fully integrated colour a detailed insight into the fascinating world of space for the first time in the English language. Authored by over 70 leading experts from universities, research institutions and the space industry, this comprehensive handbook describes the processes and methodologies behind the development, construction, operation and utilization of space systems, presenting the profound changes that have occurred in recent years in the engineering, materials, processes and even politics associated with space technologies and utilization. The individual chapters are self-contained, enabling the reader to gain a quick and reliable overview of a selected field; an extensive reference and keyword list helps those who wish to deepen their understanding of individual topics. Featuring superb, full colour illustrations and photography throughout, this interdisciplinary reference contains practical, hands-on engineering and planning information that will be invaluable to those on a career path within space technology, or simply for those of us who’d like to know more about this fascinating industry. Main section headings include: Introduction (historical overview, space missions) Fundamentals (orbital mechanics, aerothermodynamics/ reentry, space debris) Launch Vehicles (staged technologies, propulsion systems, launch infrastructure) Space Vehicle Subsystems (structure, energy supply, thermal controls, attitude control, communication) Aspects of Human Flight (man in space, life support systems, rendezvous and docking) Mission Operations (satellite operation, control center, ground station network) Utilization of Space (Earth observation, communication navigation, space astronomy, material sciences, space medicine, robotics) Configuration and Design of a Space Vehicle (mission concept, system concept, environmental simulation, system design, Galileo satellites) Management of Space Missions (project management, quality management, cost management, space law)
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Spacecraft-Environment Interactions

Author: Daniel Hastings,Henry Garrett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521607568

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 2650

Introductory graduate textbook in spacecraft design and how space environment affects operations in space, for space scientists and engineers.
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Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer, Fourth Edition

Author: Robert Siegel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781560328391

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 864

View: 9681

This extensively revised 4th edition provides an up-to-date, comprehensive single source of information on the important subjects in engineering radiative heat transfer. It presents the subject in a progressive manner that is excellent for classroom use or self-study, and also provides an annotated reference to literature and research in the field. The foundations and methods for treating radiative heat transfer are developed in detail, and the methods are demonstrated and clarified by solving example problems. The examples are especially helpful for self-study. The treatment of spectral band properties of gases has been made current and the methods are described in detail and illustrated with examples. The combination of radiation with conduction and/or convection has been given more emphasis nad has been merged with results for radiation alone that serve as a limiting case; this increases practicality for energy transfer in translucent solids and fluids. A comprehensive catalog of configuration factors on the CD that is included with each book provides over 290 factors in algebraic or graphical form. Homework problems with answers are given in each chapter, and a detailed and carefully worked solution manual is available for instructors.
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Fundamentals of Space Systems

Author: Vincent L. Pisacane

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195162059

Category: Science

Page: 828

View: 2715

Fundamentals of Space Systems was developed to satisfy two objectives: the first is to provide a text suitable for use in an advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate course in both space systems engineering and space system design. The second is to be a primer and reference book for space professionals wishing to broaden their capabilities to develop, manage the development, or operate space systems. The authors of the individual chapters are practicing engineers that have had extensive experience in developing sophisticated experimental and operational spacecraft systems in addition to having experience teaching the subject material. The text presents the fundamentals of all the subsystems of a spacecraft missions and includes illustrative examples drawn from actual experience to enhance the learning experience. It includes a chapter on each of the relevant major disciplines and subsystems including space systems engineering, space environment, astrodynamics, propulsion and flight mechanics, attitude determination and control, power systems, thermal control, configuration management and structures, communications, command and telemetry, data processing, embedded flight software, survuvability and reliability, integration and test, mission operations, and the initial conceptual design of a typical small spacecraft mission.
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Space Mission Analysis and Design

Author: James R. Wertz,Wiley J. Larson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780792359012

Category: Science

Page: 969

View: 576

A practical handbook for space mission engineering: the process of defining mission parameters and refining requirements to meet the often fuzzy objectives of a space mission at minimum cost and risk.
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Thermal Energy Storage

Systems and Applications

Author: Ibrahim Dincer,null,

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119956625

Category: Science

Page: 620

View: 3265

The ability of thermal energy storage (TES) systems to facilitate energy savings, renewable energy use and reduce environmental impact has led to a recent resurgence in their interest. The second edition of this book offers up-to-date coverage of recent energy efficient and sustainable technological methods and solutions, covering analysis, design and performance improvement as well as life-cycle costing and assessment. As well as having significantly revised the book for use as a graduate text, the authors address real-life technical and operational problems, enabling the reader to gain an understanding of the fundamental principles and practical applications of thermal energy storage technology. Beginning with a general summary of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer, this book goes on to discuss practical applications with chapters that include TES systems, environmental impact, energy savings, energy and exergy analyses, numerical modeling and simulation, case studies and new techniques and performance assessment methods.
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Space Antenna Handbook

Author: William A. Imbriale,Steven (Shichang) Gao,Luigi Boccia

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119945844

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 776

View: 9199

This book addresses a broad range of topics on antennas for space applications. First, it introduces the fundamental methodologies of space antenna design, modelling and analysis as well as the state-of-the-art and anticipated future technological developments. Each of the topics discussed are specialized and contextualized to the space sector. Furthermore, case studies are also provided to demonstrate the design and implementation of antennas in actual applications. Second, the authors present a detailed review of antenna designs for some popular applications such as satellite communications, space-borne synthetic aperture radar (SAR), Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receivers, science instruments, radio astronomy, small satellites, and deep-space applications. Finally it presents the reader with a comprehensive path from space antenna development basics to specific individual applications. Key Features: Presents a detailed review of antenna designs for applications such as satellite communications, space-borne SAR, GNSS receivers, science instruments, small satellites, radio astronomy, deep-space applications Addresses the space antenna development from different angles, including electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical design strategies required for space qualification Includes numerous case studies to demonstrate how to design and implement antennas in practical scenarios Offers both an introduction for students in the field and an in-depth reference for antenna engineers who develop space antennas This book serves as an excellent reference for researchers, professionals and graduate students in the fields of antennas and propagation, electromagnetics, RF/microwave/millimetrewave systems, satellite communications, radars, satellite remote sensing, satellite navigation and spacecraft system engineering, It also aids engineers technical managers and professionals working on antenna and RF designs. Marketing and business people in satellites, wireless, and electronics area who want to acquire a basic understanding of the technology will also find this book of interest.
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Space Vehicle Design

Author: Michael D. Griffin

Publisher: AIAA

ISBN: 9781600861123

Category: Electronic books

Page: 660

View: 4314

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Instrument Engineers' Handbook, Fourth Edition, Volume Two

Process Control and Optimization

Author: Bela G. Liptak

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420064001

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2464

View: 5089

The latest update to Bela Liptak's acclaimed "bible" of instrument engineering is now available. Retaining the format that made the previous editions bestsellers in their own right, the fourth edition of Process Control and Optimization continues the tradition of providing quick and easy access to highly practical information. The authors are practicing engineers, not theoretical people from academia, and their from-the-trenches advice has been repeatedly tested in real-life applications. Expanded coverage includes descriptions of overseas manufacturer's products and concepts, model-based optimization in control theory, new major inventions and innovations in control valves, and a full chapter devoted to safety. With more than 2000 graphs, figures, and tables, this all-inclusive encyclopedic volume replaces an entire library with one authoritative reference. The fourth edition brings the content of the previous editions completely up to date, incorporates the developments of the last decade, and broadens the horizons of the work from an American to a global perspective. Béla G. Lipták speaks on Post-Oil Energy Technology on the AT&T Tech Channel.
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Spacecraft Thermal Control Handbook: Cryogenics

Author: David G. Gilmore,Martin Donabedian

Publisher: AIAA

ISBN: 9781884989148

Category: Science

Page: 641

View: 8539

Annotation This is a revised and updated of (1994) and has been expanded to discuss interplanetary spacecraft as well as Earth- orbiting satellites. The work is presented as a compendium of corporate knowledge in the field of thermal control of uncrewed spacecraft and was written for thermal engineers of a range of experience levels. After discussing general issues and historical design approaches chapters examine current thermal control hardware, the thermal design and testing process, and emerging thermal technologies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
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Fundamentals of Microsystems Packaging

Author: Rao Tummala

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259861550

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 912

View: 5552

A fully updated, comprehensive guide to electronic packaging technologies This thoroughly revised resource offers rigorous and complete coverage of microsystems packaging at both the device and system level. You will get in-depth guidance on the latest technologies from academic and industry leaders. New chapters cover topics highly relevant to today's small and ultra-small systems. Fundamentals of Microsystems Packaging, Second Edition, discusses the entire field, from wafer to systems, and clearly explains every major contributing technology. The book details emerging systems, including smart wearables, the Internet of Things, bioelectronics for medical applications, cloud computing, and much more. Microelectronics, photonics, MEMS, sensors, RF, and wireless technologies are fully covered. • Covers the electrical, mechanical, chemical, and materials aspects of each technology • Contains examples of all common configurations and technologies • Written by the leading author in the field
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McEvoy's Handbook of Photovoltaics

Fundamentals and Applications

Author: Soteris Kalogirou

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128103973

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1340

View: 671

Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics, Third Edition, is a 'benchmark' publication for those involved in the design, manufacture and use of these devices. This fully revised handbook includes brand new sections on smart grids, net metering and the modeling of photovoltaic systems, as well as fully revised content on developments in photovoltaic applications, the economics of PV manufacturing and updated chapters on solar cell function, raw materials, photovoltaic standards, calibration and testing, all with new examples and case studies. The editor has assembled internationally-respected contributors from industry and academia around the world to make this a truly global reference. It is essential reading for electrical engineers, designers of systems, installers, architects, policymakers and physicists working with photovoltaics. Presents a cast of international experts from industry and academia to ensure the highest quality information from multiple stakeholder perspectives Covers all things photovoltaics, from the principles of solar cell function and their raw materials, to the installation and design of full photovoltaic systems Includes case studies, practical examples, and reports on the latest advances and worldwide applications
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Human Spaceflight

Mission Analysis and Design

Author: Wiley J. Larson,Linda K. Pranke

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780072368116

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1035

View: 4309

"Human spaceflight: mission analysis and design" is for you if you manage, design, or operate systems for human spaceflight! It provides end-to-end coverage of designing human space systems for Earth, Moon, and Mars. If you are like many others, this will become the dog-eared book that is always on your desk -and used. The book includes over 800 rules of thumb and sanity checks that will enable you to identify key issues and errors early in the design processes. This book was written by group of 67 professional engineers, managers, and educators from industry, government, and academia that collectively share over 600 years of space-related experience! The team from the United States, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and Russia worked for four-and-one-half years to capture industry and government best practices and lessons-learned from industry and government in an effort to baseline global conceptual design experience for human spaceflight. "Human spaceflight: mission analysis and design" provides a much-needed big-picture perspective that can be used by managers, engineers and students to integrate the myriad of elements associated with human spaceflight.
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Fundamentals of Electric Propulsion

Ion and Hall Thrusters

Author: Dan M. Goebel,Ira Katz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470436264

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 486

View: 3864

Throughout most of the twentieth century, electric propulsion was considered the technology of the future. Now, the future has arrived. This important new book explains the fundamentals of electric propulsion for spacecraft and describes in detail the physics and characteristics of the two major electric thrusters in use today, ion and Hall thrusters. The authors provide an introduction to plasma physics in order to allow readers to understand the models and derivations used in determining electric thruster performance. They then go on to present detailed explanations of: Thruster principles Ion thruster plasma generators and accelerator grids Hollow cathodes Hall thrusters Ion and Hall thruster plumes Flight ion and Hall thrusters Based largely on research and development performed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and complemented with scores of tables, figures, homework problems, and references, Fundamentals of Electric Propulsion: Ion and Hall Thrusters is an indispensable textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students who are preparing to enter the aerospace industry. It also serves as an equally valuable resource for professional engineers already at work in the field.
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